Christine Maddox, Michaela Capannolo and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai all win in straight sets, but Waves unable to get past Trojans.
Pepperdine faces the Trojans in a rematch next week Friday in Malibu.
Freshman Laura Gulbe wins in both singles and doubles to lift Waves to victory in their season opener.
Senior Lorraine Guillermo enters Sunday's singles final with a 14-2 season record.
Waves tally nine victories on day one of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.
Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament (Photos by Kyle Terada)
Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Sept. 13-15, 2013 - Photos by Wallace Craig
Women's Tennis def. Saint Mary's 4-0 to win the 2013 WCC Tournament. Photos by Kyle Terada
CAREER: Through two seasons is 32-23 in singles overall, including a 22-18 mark in duals ... 37-12 in doubles overall, 28-15 in dual action ... Represented the Waves at the 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship alongside Yuki Chiang and reached the second round ... Member of the 2014 squad that won a program record 15 dual matches in a row.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Went 4-5 in singles in the fall and 6-4 in doubles ... Teamed up with Lorraine Guillermo to beat #21-ranked Lexi Borr and Jessica Wacnik (Boston College) in the qualifying consolation draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... Also competed in the singles prequalifying draw at the All-American Championships.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: All-WCC second team in doubles ... Reached the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship alongside Yuki Chiang ... Entered the championship ranked #78 (by far the lowest in the 32-team field) and upset #30 Daneika Borthwick and Kerrie Cartwright of Florida State, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round ... Fell to #5 Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar of Duke in the second round ... Went 22-10 in singles as a sophomore, including a 12-6 record in dual action ... Posted an 11-5 record from the No. 4 spot in the lineup ... Went 1-1 while playing at No. 3 ... Posted a 3-5 record vs. ranked singles opponents ... Ranked as high as #112 in singles ... Opened dual season ranked #40 alongside Chiang ... Posted a 24-12 doubles record, including 15-7 in dual matches ... Went 17-8 overall with Chiang, including 11-5 in duals ... Played mostly at No. 2, where the duo went 10-5 ... Ranked #50 in final ITA doubles poll ... Listed at #6 in the Southwest regional doubles rankings ... Reached the doubles quarterfinal at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship with Chiang ... Posted a 2-5 record vs. ranked doubles opponents ... Defeated #114 Catherine Leduc of Saint Mary's 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 to help lift the Waves to the WCC Tournament Championship title ... WCC Singles Player of the Week (2/11) ... WCC Doubles Team of the Week along with Chiang (2/11).
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Joined the team in January ... Went 10-13 overall in singles as a freshman, including 10-12 in dual play ... Posted a 7-2 record against WCC foes ... Played mostly at the No. 5 spot in the lineup and went 8-5 ... Clinched the dual 4-2 vs. Santa Clara during the semifinals of the WCC Championship with a 6-4, 7-6 triumph over Delphine Rouvillois ... Went 13-9 overall in doubles, including 13-8 in duals ... Tallied a 13-6 record, all in duals, alongside Ale Granillo ... Ended the season on a four-match win streak in doubles with Granillo ... Played exclusively at the No. 2 spot in the doubles lineup ... Also saw time with Megan Moore and Danielle Feneridis.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Genazzano FCJ College in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born in Melbourne, Australia ... Resides in Hawthorn, located in the state of Victoria ... Daughter of Lou and Sue Capannolo ... Has two siblings, Matthew and Jordan ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the great location and because of its accomplished tennis program."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis player is Richard Gasquet ... Favorite TV Show is Modern Family ... Favorite movie is Step Brothers ... Favorite sport other than tennis is Australia football ... Favorite food is hot chips (French fries).